Grub Street ran into Fabulous Beekman Boys Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell at the premiere of Season of the Witch on Tuesday, and they revealed that among the highlights of the show’s upcoming second season, which they’re currently shooting, is an appearance by Marcus Samuelsson. The Red Rooster owner was there to sample the farm’s cheese and goat-milk caramel sauce for use in the restaurant. So, did it end up on Samuelsson’s menu? “You’ll have to tune in to find out,” Ridge said. But what else is in store for the new season?
Kilmer-Purcell promised “more Martha” in season two, which starts March 22 on Planet Green, as well as a surprise visit from Rosie O’Donnell at their harvest festival. “Last year was the first harvest festival, and we had 500 people, and this year over 5,000 showed up, including Rosie. She made a surprise visit,” Ridge said. The urbanites turned goat farmers said that the network will rerun season one during February with enhancements. “They’re calling it ‘More Fab’ and they’re doing pop-ups throughout each episode, kind of behind-the-scenes factoids,” Ridge said.
Meanwhile, between their farm and the melting piles of snow all over Broadway at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square premiere, we couldn’t help wondering how the two kept their trademark Wellington boots so clean. “Well, it was a really long summer on the farm, and we got all the goats pregnant, so we didn’t have to milk, and we figured this was going to be date night, and so we cleaned up for date night,” Ridge explained.
“We cleaned up our Wellies because we were going out,” Kilmer-Purcell agreed, and then admitted they were pulling our leg. “We have city Wellies and farm Wellies,” he said.